Last week, we received a contribution to our CrowdCube campaign from the UK Department of International Development (DFID aka UK Aid) via the Global Village Energy Partnership (GVEP). DFID contributed £20,000 as a grant, marking the first time the department has supported a CrowdCube campaign.
This contribution forms part of DFID and GVEP’s strategy to partner with established equity crowdfunding platforms, through which the direct financial support will be channelled to innovative projects focusing on energy access in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.
This is exciting news for everyone involved in the BuffaloGrid mission. We see this contribution as further validation of our unique approach to getting more people across the world supplied with power and connectivity. We're looking forward to working with DFID and GVEP over the coming months.
You can read more about the DFID contribution and our CrowdCube campaign here (PDF - Press Release).